Matthew 22:37-39

Matthew 22:37-39

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Gotcha Day!

Well, today is Lyndlee's Gotcha Day!  This day last year was when we received our phone call from Papa Ted in Taiwan, saying he had a baby girl named Jya-Ying just for us!  I remember that night like it was yesterday, seeing that familiar long phone number on my cell phone, giving the phone to Brennan because I already started crying, and then watching his face as he heard about our daughter for the first time!  Papa Ted than asked if I wanted to speak to Mama Bev about Lyndlee but I couldn't speak, no words would come out, so I had to call back the next night!   I remember all the phone calls I made to family that night, waking most up, telling them our baby was finally here.  After years of trying to get pregnant, after about a year and a half on a waiting list for our adoption, the time had finally come!  I remember calling my best friend April and talking about I was a whale for sure, only April will get that one!!  
We celebrated the day by going to Cracker Barrel because Lyndlee LOVES the mac & cheese from there.  I wish I would have had my camera there because her entire face, the high chair, the table, her cup were covered in cheese, I mean covered.  She would not stop eating and kept saying yum, I think she ate about half of mine!   
The pictures are from the park.  There was a little girl swinging by her, so she kept pointing, smiling and talking to her.  She is so friendly everywhere we go!  
What a joy Lyndlee is!  We are so glad she is in our life, praise the Lord.  The next celebration we will be doing will be August 22nd, the day we finally met our Lyndlee & held her for the very first time.  
We hope you are all doing well, we love & miss you all.
Have a great day in the Lord!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Just some pictures

                                                         Lyndlee-the movie star
                                                                Happy 1st Birthday!
                                                                         Loves Hats!
                                                        Taiwan (Lyndlee in pink blanket)
                                                        Our very 1st picture of our baby!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lyndlee's Birthday Bash!

Well, Lyndlee is one now!  We had her birthday party and had a great time.  She was so cute when she ate her cupcake, she kept just putting her face into it to take a bite and gently touching it with her hands.  I thought for sure she would dig in but she wanted to show everyone what a princess she is, and she had a princess crown on so it was perfect! haha
But it was a great day, a great celebration with family & friends, celebrating the life of our Lyndlee Jya-Ying who was born May 9th, 1:29pm in Lo-Tung, Taiwan.  We still remember the day like it was yesterday when Ted called us saying he had a baby girl for us, going crazy doing all the paperwork, going to all our meetings, all our phone conversations to Taiwan, getting told we could travel to Taiwan, holding Lyndlee for the very first time, and finally bringing her HOME!  The Lord brought our baby girl to us and answered our prayers.  He has blessed us so much!  Praise be to the Lord.
I have had so many different emotions this month, being so thankful for Lyndlee in our lives but also thinking so much about her birth mother.  I thought so much of her on Lyndlee's birthday, wondering if she was missing & thinking of Lyndlee too.  We are so thankful to her and will forever love her and will tell Lyndlee about her.  Thank you Jesus for our Lyndlee.
We love you all.